The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 11 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 14 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 9.27% 11.94% 9.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.93% 13.26% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 12
Average daily rate
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£638 £463 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.83% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £353 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.13 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+12.18% -19.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
141 181 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 93.38% 90.05% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 59 76
Average daily rate £400 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -56.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Midlands region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Midlands region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) UNIX
3 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 4 (17.39%) Pega
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
4 3 (13.04%) SaaS
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Data Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) Documentum
4 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) SAP
5 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (8.70%) Automotive
5 2 (8.70%) Marketing
5 2 (8.70%) hybris
5 2 (8.70%) Analytics
5 2 (8.70%) Big Data
6 1 (4.35%) MarkLogic
6 1 (4.35%) Coaching
6 1 (4.35%) WSO2
6 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.35%) Database Security

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) WebLogic
2 3 (13.04%) Documentum
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 1 (4.35%) MarkLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (4.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 4 (17.39%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
3 2 (8.70%) Automotive
3 2 (8.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (4.35%) WCF
1 1 (4.35%) WPF
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Open Source
1 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.04%) Data Architecture
2 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Analytics
3 1 (4.35%) Coaching
3 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
3 1 (4.35%) Database Security
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) Data Management
3 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle
1 4 (17.39%) Pega
2 2 (8.70%) IBM
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) WSO2
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix